Blessed with a rich historical, natural and industrial heritage, Vierzon offers its 25,000 inhabitants a gorgeous living environment on the doorstep of the Sologne natural region and at the confluence of the Cher and Yèvre rivers. The town, crossed by the Canal de Berry - now a "Cycling canal", a green lane that will eventually connect Montluçon to Tours and the Loire -, was awarded the "Territoire vélo" label by the French Cycling Tourism Federation.  

Almost 70 sports clubs and a wide range of cultural events, such as the Estivales du Canal, spice up local life. The Vierzon Museum, which chronicles the history of railways and agricultural machinery, stands opposite the start line of this stage of Paris-Nice. The people who call Vierzon home savour an abundance of local produce, including Berry lentils, Nançay shortbread biscuits, Quincy and Reuilly wines, and goat cheeses.

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